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DAILY KBTABLI8HB i 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23,. 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. IMMENSE THRONG HEAR REV. KUHN AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH LAST NIGHT THE SALOONS AND SOCIETY Handled . Without Gloves by the i Pastor Report of the Ser- ' :).M toon. w Last 1 evening at the Christian Church the Rev. T. H. Kuhn address ed an audience ' which tested the ca- f "If Christ Should Come "to Rich- r iiionu. . w - m . The Rev. Kuhn is practically a new comer in the ministerial field of Richmond and from his sermon last evening it can be deduced that in a number of subjects he is farther ad vanced than a number of his pre decessors. He is a large man, both mentally and physically and has a large amount of personal magnet ism. His command of language is very fine and does not use a note in delivering his address. A number of times last evening he spoke at the rate of from 150 to 200 words a minute and his vocabulary seemed to be unlimited. In his address last evening, Mr. Kuhn attempted to show the shal lowness of the so-called social life of Richmond and a number of times his theme bordered very closely on socialistic forms. . Mr. Kuhn, while he is sincere in all of his actions, is a thorough bus iness man as was shown by a num-Izfbt- htstoeriswssteinir;' Last evening's services Were open ed by the church choir which fur nished music of the mediocre nature. : The church is deserving of a much larger choir and a better organ than it has at the present time. The les son which was read by Mr. Kuhn, was from the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. In part Mr. Kuhn 's address was: "This meeting should interest ev ery person who claims to be a citizen of the beautiful city of Richmond. The meeting is intended to interest them. The apostles that were with Christ when he left this earth be lieved that at some time he should return and on nearly every page of the new testament a statement is made that would lead us to believe the same. Suppose that tomorrow a bright light would appear in the 1 -"heavens and following that light Christ should appear to all of us. V What would happen? Would all of f v (Continued on fourth page.) ' . SPECIAL SERVICES In Connection With World's Tem perance Sunday at First M. E. Last Sunday morning at the First M. E. Sunday school special services were held in connection with World's Temperance Sunday. After the les son study short addresses' "were made 'by Professor Ellebarger, Dr. Swad ener and others. The organization of the Lincoln Legion as a gospel temeprance department of the Anti vSaloon League and the function it 'by the superintendent. He then pre sented the original pledge of total stenance written by Abraham Lm- In in 1S40, and over one hundred present signed the pledge and were presented with a small button bear ing the words "Lincoln Legion," be neath which was a picture of Lincoln himself. )$ In the evening Dr. Swadener de livered an excellent address under the auspices of the Epworth League. Zlis subject was " The Voices of the greets of Our Cities." Dr. Swad er has had a wide experience in ilum work, and he therefore, can ?ak with authority. This together -la his own interesting way of tell 7 things, always makes his address : valuable as well as pleasing to , i .largo audiences. c Won't Help Building Board. New York, Nov. 28. The new building organization to take the place of the Building Trades Alli ance will not be under the wing of the Central Federation Union. The new body, which consists of thirty of the leading unions connected with the building trade will meet here to night to adopt a constitution. A pe culiar feature of the body is that it contains unions that are fighting the arbitration agreement of the build ing Employers' Association and un ions which are working under that agreement. , Bids For Pennsylvania Stock. Philadelphia, Nov. 28. The Penn sylavnia railroad, which some time ago offered for sale 30,000 shares of Cleveland & Pittsburg ' Railroad will open the sealed bids received at the offices of Treasurer Tatnall this af ternoon. It is thought that nearly all the shares will be taken in two or three large lots by prominent brok ers. ' "' -; ' JOHN D. WIGGINS PASSED AWAY DID NOT RECOVER FROM COLD CONTRACTED A WEEK AGO EXPOSED TWELVE HOURS Was a Member of Friends' Church From Which Place the Funeral , Will Occur. John D. Wiggins, one of the best known citizens of Richmond, died yesterday-7 morning about 1 o'clock, from a heavy cold which he contract ed from exposure just one week ago. Mr. Wiggins had been in poor health for some time and a week ago he be came lost and wandered to the river bottoms, where he remained nearly twelve , hours. The exposure was more than he could stand and he has been in bed ever since. At the first of the week it was thought on ac count of his strong constitution he would recover, but toward the last of the week he grew weaker and while his death was expected his friends did not think he would die so soon. He is survived by his wife, Ruth S., two brothers, Andress S. and Charles O., and a grandson, who lived with him. John D. Wiggins was the son of Daniel P. and Phoebe Wiggins, and was born in Richmond on July 2G, 1824, and at the time of his death he was eighty years and four months old. lie worked at the tanner's trade until IT-, wLcn tin firm of brothers, wills v':iii he was con nected, dissolved ani he retired to private life. IT- "-riicJl Ruth Shea ron and they had two children, Eliz abeth F. and Albert II. Both of his children are dead. The funeral services-will -be held Tuesday ( after noon at. 2 o'clock at the East Main street Friends' church. Burial will occur at Earlh am. Friends may call at, the house any time after Vo'cloek today. The casket will not bet open ed at the church. POTATO CROP Killed by Rain Peasants of Conne- mara, Ireland, in Dire Straits. Dublin, November 26. Famine is brewing throughout a large oart of Connemara, where the potato crop, the staple winter food of the people, has been destroyed by continuous rains, y' y The peasants of this, the poorest part of Ireland, have obtained no benefit from the new land act, as their , position could , be ameliorated only by enlargement of their miser able holdings, toward which the aet achieves nothing practical. The rents paid by these unhappy people are not earned out of the land, but by the men going to Eng land and Scotland for harvesting op erations leach year. The distress is Already: widespread. : OF THE WESTERN ROLLER POLO LEAGUE AND JOINS THE --" CENTRAL LEAGUE. THE PACE SETTS The Action Was Taken at a Meeting of Western League Officials Held - at Anderson. Indianapolis is not represented in the Western Polo League any longer. A meting of the officials of the West ern League was held in Anderson yesterday afternoon with a full rep resentation of alPteams and Manager Cohen of the Indianapolis team pre sented his resignation from the lea gue, which was accepted. The Co hens claimed that at the present time the team which they had stood no show in the Western League and they therefore wished to be released from the league. At the same time Mr. Cohen was also begging the offi cials of the league to let him have two other good players so that he could manage in some manner to stay in the league. It has long been known that the pace in the Western League was too fast for the Indians and that they were rapidly dropping behind, but it was not thought that the team would disband so early in the game. Manager Henley, of the local team stated last night that the players which were held by Indianapolis would revert to the league itself and that the five teams in the league would each carry seven men, but as will be noticed in the last part of this article ' there eems to. b-a dia-4 pute on this subject. The dropping of Indianapolis from the league will ( necessitate the complete changing ofj the schedule. This will be done after this week and an entire new schedule will be made out. This week the only changes will be that Anderson will play at Elwood on December 1 and Elwood at Anderson on Decem ber 2. Indianapolis was to have played at Anderson on the second and at Elwood on ' the first, Messrs. Henley and Jessup, of the Rich mond team, stated last evening that no new team would come into, the league this season and the league would play but five teams. Those present at the meeting yesterday at Anderson were the Cohens, from the Indianapolis team; Petty, of Mun- cie; Durbin and Sebern, of Elwood; ' Fisher and Norton, of Anderson, Page, of Marion, and Henley and Jessup, of Richmond. No ether busi ness of importance was transacted. Joins Central League. A special dispatch to tha Palladi um from Indianapolis, staled that Indianapolis had asked for a fran chise in the Central Polo League and that it ;had been granted and K. OF C. Have Initiation at Shelbyville Yes terday. Twenty members of the Richmond Council, Knights of Columbus, left at 3:30 Sunday morning on a special for Shelbyville, where a dass was in itiated. The Richmond delegation returned at 11 p. m. and reported a large attendance and a good social time. The first degree was put on by Shelbyville, the second by Ander son and the third by E. P. Clancy and staff of .Indianapolis. COLORED MAN Arrested by Officer Bundy for Car- rying Concealed Weapons. Charles Parks, colored, was arrest ed by Patrolman Bundy last even ing for carrying -concealed weapons. Parks had ann gly looking revolver on him when he was arrested. It is not thought that Parks intended to shoot any one, but -he is probably safer behind the bars where be, will have no chance, to use tjhe gun, : c ISWS ou TOO FAST FOR THEM m that Indianapolis would .play its-first game with Danville at Indianapolis o the night of Tuesday, November 29. The dispatch stated thai the same team which played in the West ern League would represent Indiana polis in the Central Leasrue. From Uhe statements of Mr. Henley last evening in regard to the disposition of the Indianapolis players it is not understood how this can be done. At the meeting of the Western Lea gue officials yesterday it was stated that the players on the Indianapolis team belonged to the Western Lea gue and would be distributed among the five Western League manage ments, where they would do the most good. In direct contradiction to this comes the statement from the Indi anapolis polo people that the players were all released to the Central Lea gue officials, who in turn released them to Indianapolis. This move will complicate matters a great deal and there probably will be much contention over the matter. The Central League proposes to have seven teams -in the league for the rest of the season. The Indianapolis team is eighteen games behind in the Central League and will start out in the percentage column with no games pl&pad "and none won. The new team will play at Indianapolis on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights until it catches up with the rest of the teams. Farther than the game with Danville on Tuesday night no other games had been arranged last evening. It is not known how the Central League officials will ar range their schedule,'-but there prob ably will be a meeting of the officials at the Imperial Hotel in Indianapo lis, today to try and straighten mat ters out. To a man up a tree it would seem much easier to straighten out matters in both league by chang ing one of the fast Central League teams, either Ft. Wayne or Lafay ette, to the Western League. Both of these teams are surely of Western League calibre and neither town is far from the beaten paths of the Western League. At the present time the actions of yesterday have caused a complete muddle in both leagues and it will likely be some time before matters are entirely straightened. A number of local nolo fans who heard of the change bst evening were much surprised and one of them could hardly get the new system straightened out. OIL SHOOT Proved to Be a Gas Shoot at Ha- gcrstown. The Cambridge City Oil Company, in which a number of local men are interested shot a new oil well, the "Mound," Saturday afternoon, but instead of finding any oil, found a large quantity of gas. The "Mound" well is near the well " Friday," which has been doing such good work. The well was immediately capped after the shooting to stop the flow of gas. ,T0 TRY FT. WAYNE D. F. Kennedy to Start Union Paper In Ft. Wayne. After failing in Loeansrjort. D. F. Kennedy will try to establish a un ion paper in Ft. Wayne. Some months ago Mr. Kennedy went to Logansport and started the Union, a paper for laboring and union men. , The paper was not a sueeess owing to the fact that they could not get j advertising, and went "def unet;,; v Hill-Whistler Bout. .Baltimore, Md., Nov. 28. Max Hill, the Brooklyn featherweight, and Billy Whistler, of Baltimore, will meet here tonight for fifteen rounds before the Nonpareil A. C. Hill has been fighting for only one year, but in that time he has de feated some of the cracks of his weight and has a big following who have bet their bank roll on tonight's results. Amalgamated Copper Dividend. New York, Nov. 2S. Checks were issued today for" dividends of 1-2 of 1 per cent, on the stock of the Am algamated Copper Company, of which William G. Rockfeller is Sec retary and Treasurer. James K. Hackett's New Play. Washington, Nov. 2S. -"The Cross- ing," James K. Hackett's new play by Winston Churchill, will be given its premier at the National theatre here this evening. TWO CONVICTS SCALE WALLS RAY HARRIS TELLS OF DARING ESCAPE AT MICHIGAN CITY MAKE LADDERS OF GAS PIPE And Rope and Get Away They Were Not Discovered for Half an Hour. Turnkey Rav Harris returned Sat- urday from Michigan City, where he had taken a convict to the peniten tiary. He told the Palladium that while he was there William Lyons and Everett -" Van Auken, convict electricians in the prison there es caped early Saturday from the penal institution by scaling the north wall by means of a crude ladder, which thev constructed out of short pieces of gas pipe. A rope was used in lowering the men to the ground. Mr. Harris says Lyons has a prev ious record. His criminal career had its inception when he was yet in his teens, he having been sentenced to the reform school in Plainfield, later serving two terms in the Chester (111.) prison. He was convicted in Shelby county and sent to JefTerson ville in April, 1900, and was trnas ferred there in July the following year. Van Auken was serving his first term. His wife has been in the city since his incarceration, and has visit ed her husband as often as permis sible. Both men were doing time for burglary. They were engaged s?t putting up lights in one of the factories and were under the care of an officer. The guard stepped out of the shop and the two men made their dainng break for liberty. The escape not discovered until they had been gone for half an hour. AFTER A PLUM Senator Cockrell is a Visitor at the Capitol. Washington, D. C, Nov. 28. Sen ator Francis M. Cockrell arrived here today from Dayton, Ohio, where he stopped on his way to the Capital to visit his daughter. It is under stood that he will call upon Presi dent Roosevelt at earliest possible moment to discuss the offer recently made by the President of either a place on the Panama Canal Commis sion or the Inter State Commerce Commission. It is said that the only regret the President entertained of the Republican victory in Missouri was that it killed Senator Cockrell 's chances of being returned to the Senate after next March. Mr. Rose velt is therefore desirous of reward ing the retiring senator with a nice comfortable birth. Miss Louise Woerner, of Eaton, Ohio, was in the city yesterday and took dinner at the Westeott. FILLER SOON TO ANNOUNCE FRIENDS SAY ATTORNEY GEN ERAL WILL BE CANDI DATE FOR SENATOR TO SUCCEED FAIRBANKS Plan is For ' Congressamn Brick to Become Attorney General if "."V Miller Succeeds. Goshen, Ind., Nov. 27. Assurance was practically given here that At torney General Charles W. Miller of this city has decided to enter tthe race for the United States Senate to succeed Vice President-elect Charles W. Fairbanks. It is expected that the formal an nouncement will be made hero Mon day. Mr. Miller is now engaged in mak ing a final survey of the field and his intimate friends have no doubt that he will enter the race early next week and begin an active campaign. It is rumored that the plan of the politicians in this district is lo have Congressman Brick of South Bend appointed to the Miller vacancy in event he is chosen as Fairbank's sue cessor. John L. Moorman of Knox being slated to fill out Brick's unex pired term in Congress. This slate is said to have been fixed although State Senator Daus man of Elkhart County prefers Hem en way personally and Senator Parks of Marshall County favors Crum packer. Supreme Court" Resumes ""WorkT Washington, Nov. 28. The Su preme Court today resumed hearings after the usual fall recess. Many im portant cases are to be brought be fore the court this term and it is not improbable that action will be taken in the beef trust case. New B. R. & P. Stock. Ridgeway, Pa., Nov. 2S.- The sec ond meeting of the stockholders of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railroad to vote on the proposition to increase the capital stock $3,000, 000 .will be held here today. The stock is to be used from time to time as the necessities of the road call for it. The outstanding capital stock of the B. R. & P. is $14,300, 000, composed of $3,300,000 common and $G,000,000 preferred. BRYAN TALKS No Truth in Report of Reorganiza- - . - , t tion .of Farty. ' Kansas City, November 20. Wil liam J. 'Bryan was in Kansas -City today. ' Mr. Bryan arrived at 10 o'clock and met W. t. Wetmore oi St. Louis by, appointment to arrange for a Hunt of big game in the Ozarks. Mr." Bryan denied that his meeting with Mr. Wetmore' was to talk poli tics or to arrange for a conference of Democrats. I "The story that I sent out letters to the Democrats of the South is un true," he said. "I sent out no let ters and tried to have no conference. My plans do not include a confer ence of any sort, at least not in the immediate future." ; Asked if there was anything in the talk of forming a new party Mr. Bryan said: "That story is preposterous. It would take years to build up an or ganization like the Democratic party Such an idea has not presented itself to me. The party of today is good enough for me and I shall continue to strive to make it the party of a majority of the people." Virginia Field Trials. Martinsville, Va Nov. 23. The third annual meet of the Virginia Field Trials Association began here today. The judges are Joseph z A. Graham, of St; Louis, D. E; Rose, of Florenca Ala 4uid-Pik; Miller of Richmond, Va.